Greater Willow Creek Wildfire Resilience Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
Humboldt County Resource Conservation District
Document Title
Greater Willow Creek Wildfire Resilience Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project will maintain defensible space around structures and critical infrastructure and along public access routes through the strategic treatment of hazardous fuels/ vegetation. The project is intended to reduce the likelihood that life or property will be lost in the case of wildfire, both because structures and roadsides will be less likely to ignite and because firefighters will have more opportunity to safely deploy and stage their resources. Treatments will vary based on conditions present and location- specific objectives but will generally include removing excess vegetation, including brush and small diameter trees, to increase horizontal spacing and eliminate vertical continuity of fuels. Hazardous fuels treatments will include: chipping, lop and scattered, or pile and bum. Roadside fuels reduction will generally occur up to 100 feet from either side of the road for a total width of 200'. Defensible space will occur within 300' of existing structure and critical infrastructure.

Contact Information

Jill Demers
Agency Name
Humboldt County Resource Conservation District
Job Title
Executive Director
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant / Parties Undertaking Project


unincorporated area
Northern California, Unincorporated
Total Acres
State Highways
299 and 96

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 4; California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15304
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project consists of minor public or private alterations of vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees. The project involves removal of small diameter understory trees and brush species to reduce the vertical and horizontal continuity of forest fuels. The trees being removed are in a suppressed state and are not considered healthy.
County Clerk


Notice of Exemption

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